After a prolonged discussion with Karl Shuker on Facebook lat night, there seems to be very good reason to suspect the security of my Blogger account, and all of my other computer accounts, including Facebook, have been severly compromised. I am currently unable to pass new posts through Blogger, all I get are error messages. The matter is under investigation and the computer is going into the shop for a thorough going-over ASAP
Best Wishes, Dale D.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
And another working week begins. Good morning culture lovers, and welcome to another seven days of massive grooviness on Gonzo Daily.
We start off with a real exclusive - the fourth and final part of our interview with Billy James, the mainman of Ant-Bee. In this slice of our conversation we discuss all sorts of interesting things including his work with Steve Vai and Frank Zappa, and how he took a leaf from Zappa's book when compiling the Ant-Bee records:
I know that I am not supposed to post unofficial recordings here, but in the case of this three part film from Venezuelan TV back in 2000, featuring Rick Wakeman and his son doing a totally extraordinary version of The Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby', I really couldn't resist:
We have the track listing for Michael Des Barres eagerly awaited new album:
We say goodbye to Robin Gibb:
I wax eulogistically about the new Grateful Dead documentary from Chrome Dreams:
We have an interview from Dutch radio with Roy Webber from Jackson-Webber and the mighty Wally:
And we have a link to an interesting review of Merrell Fankhauser:
Not bad for a monday morning...
On this day in 2005 the world’s tallest roller-coaster (139M in height), the Kingda Ka opened in Six Flags Great Adventure Park, USA.
And now the news:
- 'Alien' creature caught on camera
- Ancient lost kingdom discovered beneath volcanic a...
- Bats: A Good Immune System Ensures Success in Repr...
- Rabies Snoozes While Bats Hibernate
- Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zo...
- State Resumes West Nile Virus Testing as Mosquitos...
- Giant fish caught in Chinese river
- Tiny Deep-Sea Life Eats Dinosaur-Era Meals
- World's first vegetarian shark
- Second Critically Endangered Sumatran elephant poi...
- Ancient Turtle Was as Big as Small Car
- Britain's best urban wildlife sites
- Drugs from Gila Monster Lizard Saliva Reduces Crav...
- Buffalo rampages through Vietnam kindergarten
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:43 PM
I have been collecting animal-themed stamps ever since my mother and grandmother introduced me to this fascinating hobby when I was still a small child in the mid-1960s. One of the first sets that they bought for me was one from North Vietnam, issued in 1965, which featured a selection of six unusual Asian mammals, and included the very striking species featured above. I had never previously heard of it, but its exotic image on that stamp has remained in my mind ever since I first saw it all those years ago. Little did I know, however, that one day I'd be writing about this selfsame species, and that it would prove to be the identity of a very sinister-sounding beast of the East.
Posted by Jon Downes at 10:05 AM